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MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 9:00am PST
now on the fight over stricter gun laws, battle over the fiscal cliff. joining me by phone is congressman joe courtney of connecticut. welcome, sir. i'm glad you are here to join us thanks, alex. >> your congressional direct, not too far from newtown, can you describe the emotions of the people in your state over the past week? >> connecticut, obviously is a small state geographically and -- just being on the road today, veterans events, you know, ribbon ceremonies. subject still dominates and -- you know, on people's minds and -- he expressed it well today. as he said the shock is starting to wear off but the pain still runs very deep. and, frankly, i hope people hold on to some of that pain in terms of just making sure that this doesn't become a story that just, you know, sort of -- ebbs the way or dissipates in that -- people really stay focussed on important questions which the president raised when he spoke at the interfaith vigil. >> you have said that we are failing to protect our children. what's your opinion of the nra's suggestion that armed police officers should be in all schools? >> first of all, it was a very disappointing speech. and -- the education labor comm
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
economists said we do go over the fiscal cliff, the country could slide back into recession. >> kristen welker in hawaii, thank you for that. >>> joining me for more on the fiscal cliff negotiations is john yarmouth. welcome, thank you. glad to have you back on the show. >> thank you. >> president obama still thinks a deal can be reached, but speaker boehner had a pretty tough defeat when republicans balked at the plan to raise rates of those making over $1 million. where do you put the chances of a deal being reached before january? >> i don't think they are very high. the more likely scenario, rates will go up automatically on january 1st, and we discussed earlier on the program, that we'll meet early next year and cut taxes of 98% of american people, slightly more than that. but there is an outside chance, and one scenario in which the president and speaker boehner negotiate a deal, and it's a deal that most democrats can accept, instead of a majority of the republicans in the house, 40 or 50 of them vote with democrats to avert the fiscal cliff on the tax side, but that jeopardizes speaker boehner's job. he wo
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